Students Are Not To Pay Utility Bills Come Next Academic Year
In response to the numerous letters written by student leaders across the various schools in the country including the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), University Students Association of Ghana (USAG), Concerned Students Against Utility as well as the Students Representative Council of Legon, the Ministry of Education through the Deputy Minister of Education Hon Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa released a letter dated 29th June, 2015 stating clearly the position of government on the payment of utility bills by students.
The letter reiterated that government has not taken any decision that will require students in tertiary institutions to pay utility bills for the next academic year. The letter also stated that the directive by cabinet to exclude all educational and health institutions from the ongoing disconnecting exercise due to the critical services they provide will be strictly adhered to.
The leadership of the University Student Association of Ghana (USAG) is therefore informing all and sundry that their press briefing that was scheduled for Thursday 2nd July 2015 will no longer come off since the content of the letter signed by the deputy minister of education in charge of tertiary institutions Hon Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa fully agrees with the earlier stand taken by USAG.
Below is the letter written from the ministry of education